Not every plant in the garden has a bloom tag. Some have been lost; but this represents the sum total of my garden journal or log.
Over the years I have tried to journal, but it doesn't take. Or, I don't take to it. When it comes to the history of my garden, I rely a great deal upon my memory. Sometimes that fails!
So, I have begun to take photos. Lots and lots of photos. There is one problem...I haven't organized them yet! They are all in my iphoto program.
I have great admiration for gardeners who keep journals. Please know, I am truly awed by the breadth and depth of your writing. It's inspiring and deeply appreciated.
Will I ever be a journal writer? Or have a log? Probably not. Maybe I haven't found a system that works for me or encourages me to work it. It might be that it's not my nature or my inclination. Until I find a system that makes sense for me...I will continue to collect Bloom Tag Bouquets.
But tell, I really want to know. What do you do to keep track of important garden information? Do you journal? Do you jot down notes in a blank book? Or a computer program?
What works for you?